All work and no play, says who?

Your office may be your least favourite part of your home. You are bound to spend plenty of your time there working hard, but why not create a space that you want to be in? You can do this on a budget just by changing a few things. Bring some fun back into the not-so-fun chores of life.

If you’re like me you will have endless amounts of ‘To Do’ lists on a weekly basis. If you are also like me you will find it easy to hide from them. So what better than to write it on the wall where you can’t hide from it! This fun office option is cheap and easy to do.

Wickes Blackboard Paint £9.99

Use masking tape to create small a square blackboard, or use cardboard to create your own interesting stensils. Experiment with different colour chalks to add a bit of colour to your space. Combined with a few new accessories you will be well on your way to creating a far from boring office!

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Lighting is essential; if you are spending a lot of time in your office you need the right amount of lighting. The amount of light your eyes receive will affect your energy levels. Of course natural lighting is the very best, but working those long hours into the night, you are going to need a good bright lamp.

This photography style lamp is ideal, the wide shade allows plenty of light to cover the whole room, and it is currently on sale at Habitat 

Photography Black Lamp was £20 NOW £14.00

There are plenty of styles to choose from on the market, I recommend paying out for a decent one that will last you a life time.

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Storage is vital, you don’t want to lose your important documents, or lack a pen just as that important phone call comes through. Don’t just stick to the boring files, mix it up and make it interesting.

These vintage style books are like secret drawers, a new and interesting way to store you important things. Available from www.clemmente.co.uk they are also on sale!

was £37.00 NOW £29.60 SAVING £7.40

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Never miss a deadline with this vibrant photograph clock, which will remind you of your loved ones in times of stress. Works perfectly with the photography style lamp and hung on a plain black wall. Available online at www.tch.net

                                                               Photography Clock £40

Here are a few more layout ideas, designed to give you inspiration. Enjoy




Summer's on SALE

The weather outside is disappointing to say the least, with the dark clouds looming the least you can do is bring summer into your home with the help of a splash of colour and beautiful floral patterns.
Let your personality out and express yourself with your favourite shades, be it with a cushion cover or a new sofa the choices are endless.

You can always rely on Cath Kidston for gorgeous floral prints, and you can purchase these beauties with Free UK delivery on all orders of £50 or more.

24 piece cutlery set

Colourful 24 Piece Cutlery set  Was £60.00 NOW £40.00
Add vibrancy to meal times and ditch the boring old silver that you’ve had for years, these are much more fun and on sale!

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Don’t stop at the cutlery; enjoy your cuppa in style! This mug is a bargain and comes in a cute little tin which can be used to hide your cheeky choccy biscuits. Covered in Chelsea Roses.
 Chelsea Roses Mug with Tin Was £10 NOW £8

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ZARA HOME is also celebrating the floral theme with a sale of up to 50% off some items and also Free shipping on orders £50 and over.


This Faded Flower Cushion shouts summer from every corner. So many colours, I am certain it would look perfect center stage of your sofa.
Faded Flower Cushion Was £19.99 NOW £12.99

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The wet weather may mean that you have had to put that favourite summer dress on hold, but until that long awaited sunny day arrives, lets hang the cardigans in style with these faded print hangers in a set of 2.

Faded Print Hangers Was £9.99 NOW £6.99

Whatever the weather throws at us, at least it will be sunny on the inside.